America in Bloom is a national non-profit organization which serves as a catalyst for building community pride, participation, and beautification. The City of West Chicago and the West Chicago Park District have spearheaded an effort and formed an America in Bloom Committee of community partners to work together to improve and promote West Chicago through this program.
Many residents, businesses and organizations have enthusiastically joined the Committee and have been working hard on projects to enhance the community in the seven categories to be judged by representatives of the America in Bloom organization on July 26 – 27, 2018, which are Flower Displays, Landscaped Areas, Heritage Preservation, Urban Forestry, Environmental Efforts, Community Vitality and Overall Impression.
"I am so proud of our City and know you are too. One of the big takeaways of the community visioning process which resulted in the West Chicago Strategic Plan was the strong sentiment that it’s time we let others outside the City know about our success. For this reason, the City is pursuing national recognition through America in Bloom. Share your love of gardening and community by joining the effort to become the next America in Bloom City. Let’s do this together, West Chicago." ~Mayor Ruben Pineda